Psychology for Social Work 202 (SCWK2005)


The unit of study focuses on psychological theories and research associated with mental health and several contemporary issues of particular relevance to the practice of social work. Strategies are introduced to assist in an understanding of the complex factors involved in experiences of child abuse, domestic violence, suicide awareness and prevention, drug and alcohol addiction, living with mental illness, and grief.

Further unit of study information


2x1-hr lectures/wk and 1x1-hr tutorial/wk


1400wd tutorial reflection paper (30%) and 2-hr exam (50%) and 1000wd assignment (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

48 credit points

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.